Mare Island, Vallejo

After we painted, I visited the Mare Island Museum and learned that the history dates back to mid 1800's. The cranes we were painting were mostly from World War II. Against the back drop of a grey day, the yellows, oranges and greens of the cranes seemed to pop out, so that's where I took the color. This day I experimented using the texture throughout the painting rather than just at the end—not confining it to specific shapes but giving it a little more leeway, like the red into the sky. I may try to deepen the water shadows just a little.....

Marilyn Hill
15 X 11"


  1. You really finished that off well. I really like the steel beam on the right. I didn't want to deal with that structure.